Dafy Hagai - Sunset


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Young Israeli photographer Dafy Hagai has made a name for her playful, sexually curious images of young women amidst a uniquely Middle Eastern geographic, cultural and architectural paradigm. Her first book Israeli Girls (Art Paper Editions, 2014) engendered a new perspective on the queer gaze, bouncing between visual cadences skirting fashion and editorial photography and a refreshingly wide-eyed sense of candidness. Her new publication for Melbourne imprint Perimeter Editions, Sunset, prefaces a more experimental line of approach from the Tel Aviv-based artist. Shot in and around Israeli beach resort towns, Sunset sidles architecture, abstraction and fragmented figurative gestures amongst an idyllic and faux-idyllic tableaux of landscapes and beach scenes – the tension between reality and artifice ever-present.

40 pages, 21 x 27.9 cm, softcover, Perimeter Editions (Melbourne).